Wednesday, May 9, 2012

IT IS JUST TOUGH, ALL AROUND

I am in the weirdest part of my writing career ever. It is the first time in months that I have been unable to creatively put a sentence together, aside for blogging. When I worked as a freelancer I was forced to write everyday, whether I wanted to or not and whether I had an idea about what to write or not. 

We all know that that is spilled milk, as I was "let go" from that job. Now I have all the time in the world to write again and I just cannot manage to write anything. I have had writers block before, but not like this. I seem to be lacking the writing factor. Right now my creativity feels like it has been sucked down a dark and deep hole. 

Just to keep myself on the positive road of seeking representation for my novel, I sent away queries to the last few agents on my list that represents paranormal romance writers. I did everything I could for this novel, so if it fails to acquire representation, then I have to start editing one of my other books that I have written previously and hope it fairs better.

The really strange thing is that there are other writers out there, better writers than myself, that are going through the exact same thing. So I guess whether you are talented or not, you just have to grind your teeth, cross your fingers and hope your turn to achieve success will come. 

8 comments :

  1. I can relate to this problem. It really started hitting me when I had more free time to write. Just hang in there. It gets better. :)

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  2. Highs and lows form part of an artist's journey...
    Chin up. Shoulders back. Tell yourself - this will not last forever!! (((Hugs)))

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  3. I can relate!! I'm okay now, but I went through a VERY bad spot before. Just keeping writing, even if it doesn't go anywhere. It's good practice!

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  4. Sometimes I think you need to allow yourself to relax and take some distance - letting your mind wander can spark the words again.

    Which is totally opposite to Nicole's suggestion, so I guess the real answer is each of us will find a different solution :-)

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  5. I know how you feel. I think the inspiration will come back.

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  6. K.D. Storm - thank you so much. I really hope so.

    Michelle - You are so awesome! Thank you.

    Nicole - Great advice! Thank you.

    Annalisa - That is fantastic advice! It does makes sense. Perhaps I am just trying too hard. Thank you.

    Tonja - Thank you so much.

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  7. I would suggest doing some other form of artistic creative play. You might need this valley to let new ideas flow in. Don't fight it. Don't let it give you bad feelings. Do something completely different and see what happens.

    Play off the Page

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  8. Mary - Thank you so much for that awesome advice. I will definitely try it.

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